Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > WF Local > WF Local Forums for Your Region and State > Colorado Jeep Forum > May 19th Family Run

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: May 19th Family Run Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
05-24-2013 02:31 AM
bmlbrewer Lol. What did you do? The first trail I ever ran in my Jeep was Eagle Rock. I had to turn back halfway because I didn't have lockers and I couldn't make it any farther.
05-24-2013 01:36 AM
topher38
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmlbrewer

Oh. Haha. I wasn't worked up. I was just saying since you kept saying harder trails, I understand why the trails were so easy this time around. If my Jeep was a 2012 and I paid 29-30 grand for it, is probably stick to pretty easy trails. I wouldn't wanna break something or bang it up too much before even paying it off. And that's what most of the Jeeps there were. Newer vehicles for people with families. But I'm in a '97. Scratches and dents are just beauty marks. Haha. And I haven't been to China Wall yet, but it's on my list for this summer. I've just heard its pretty challenging.
China wall is easy... If you don't do what I did... Damn wall

But honestly the trail is easy especially if your modded
05-23-2013 05:04 PM
bmlbrewer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin04Lj View Post
Just meant how youre getting all worked up for no reason.
Oh. Haha. I wasn't worked up. I was just saying since you kept saying harder trails, I understand why the trails were so easy this time around. If my Jeep was a 2012 and I paid 29-30 grand for it, is probably stick to pretty easy trails. I wouldn't wanna break something or bang it up too much before even paying it off. And that's what most of the Jeeps there were. Newer vehicles for people with families. But I'm in a '97. Scratches and dents are just beauty marks. Haha. And I haven't been to China Wall yet, but it's on my list for this summer. I've just heard its pretty challenging.
05-23-2013 04:46 PM
Justin04Lj Just meant how youre getting all worked up for no reason.
05-23-2013 04:38 PM
bmlbrewer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin04Lj View Post
Yeah youre definitely new.
...and? I've haven't had my Jeep a year, and haven't done as much with it as I've wanted, because it was a beater when I first got it. I've fixed it up, and am trying to get more trail experience. Isn't that what groups like this are for?
05-23-2013 10:46 AM
wanderlust My little group tends towards the much harder stuff but is also always a family affair. We jump in on some other trail runs from time to time. Hope to see you on the trails this year. My knowledge is your knowledge, same with my whole group.
05-23-2013 10:37 AM
Oberst Hajj
Quote:
Originally Posted by wanderlust View Post
It comes down to the comfort level of the driver and riders.
Very true. I know our Jeep is way more capable then me and my family our right now. I need more trail time to learn how to read the proper line for obstacles and the family needs more time riding with me to feel safe on more challenging trails. We also have a newer Jeep that we’ve had less than a month, so we are a little over protective of getting any damage right now.

The family enjoys the trips with other families more than just going out solo or with another Jeep, so it is going to take more time to get the needed experience.
05-23-2013 10:09 AM
LadyTJ My first run in my stock TJ was China Wall, without doing the "wall". Justin and the group I was with really helped me out as a newbie. The people who have been on this forum are the best people you will ever meet.

I have run Slaughterhouse a few times as well with my granddaughter who literally laughed the whole time... It was awesome!

There are bypasses for the obstacles on both of those runs as well.

Welcome to the family
05-23-2013 09:16 AM
wanderlust I have seen a 2013 JKUR pushed as hard and far as can be done. You would be completely amazed. Full family truck load as well. It comes down to the comfort level of the driver and riders. SFrubicons daughters grew up wheeling and enjoy the "fun stuff" as much as any of us.
05-23-2013 08:32 AM
Justin04Lj Yeah youre definitely new.
05-23-2013 12:28 AM
bmlbrewer I'm down for whatever. I don't care. I just thought it was awesome being 1 of a 13 Jeep group, spending the day in the mountains, and meeting new people. I'll leave the decision up to the people who have kids. I'll come and join for anything, red, blue, or green. I was just saying I'm not sure how many people would want to take their kids and/or new Jeeps on a red trail. If I'm wrong, awesome. In that case, lets go crawling!
05-22-2013 11:44 PM
meschwenk My wife and I and my two boys had a great time Sunday. It was really nice meeting everyone and hope to do this again.

China wall was the first trail that we went on. Here are a couple of videos from that trip.
China Wall trail in Colorado - YouTube
China Wall trail Colorado - YouTube

My Jeep was stock. No lift and I was only running 32" tires.
05-22-2013 09:49 PM
Justin04Lj
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post

That's one I want to check out. The pics and vids make it look a little rough on your Jeep though.
Its all about the line you take. Anything that looks hard or extreme can be bypassed.
05-22-2013 09:27 PM
bmlbrewer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin04Lj View Post
China wall is easy. Done it stock many times.
Just because it CAN be done stock, doesn't mean people will want to try and do it. And you gotta remember, the more crawling/obstacles, the more you're gonna have parents getting frustrated or angry from a bored kid kicking the back of the seat while they wait their turn. I'd be down for just about any trail, but I don't care how hard what we do is, I'm just out to envoy the company of people who love doing what I love, to experience nature, and to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a while.
05-22-2013 09:22 PM
Oberst Hajj
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin04Lj View Post
China wall is easy. Done it stock many times.
That's one I want to check out. The pics and vids make it look a little rough on your Jeep though.
05-22-2013 09:18 PM
Justin04Lj China wall is easy. Done it stock many times.
05-22-2013 09:31 AM
bmlbrewer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin04Lj View Post
Ok guess a harder trail got ignored enough that ill post one up. I like rocks not just dirt roads.
No offense, but there's not a lot of people in this group that are going to be comfortable with any amount of extreme rock crawling, they have their wives and kids in the Jeep, have almost brand new $40k Jeeps that double as a daily driver, and or/are pretty stock. 3-5 is probably as comfortable as most people in this group would be willing to do, and that may be pushing the comfort levels for some people. I'd be down for running some tough trails with you (I'm building for crawling... All I still need are my lockers and heavy duty diff covers), but if you're looking to be running Slaughterhouse, China Wall, Eagle Rock, etc. This is probably the wrong group of people.
05-22-2013 08:18 AM
Justin04Lj Ok guess a harder trail got ignored enough that ill post one up. I like rocks not just dirt roads.
05-22-2013 12:43 AM
bmlbrewer I like the sound of the second one, more time on the trails, rather than spending all day driving to one trail. Plus, i think everyone's Jeep could handle a 3-4. Especially the guys that climbed the last rock. Which since the stock rubi did it, and two of us managed to do it without lockers, we should all be fine. Lol
05-21-2013 11:58 PM
Oberst Hajj I can put one together for the later part of June. Both of the runs I'm looking at are more of a "destination" run, so not as close by as this last one.

I'm still working out the details, but...

Trip A would be a pretty long drive, do a single long trail (rated 2-3, so like what we just did difficulty wise) and then the return trip home. A very full day of driving... but with great options for anyone wanting to stay the night/camp at the "destination".

Trip B would be a little less driving to get to the destination, and we would have 6 trails all right in the same area to run on. Most are rated a 3 (tougher end of what we just did), one going up to a 4 and another up to a 5 if you do all the obstacles. Again, the "destination" would offer great opportunities for anyone wanting to stay over night or go camping.

Give me a day or so to work it out and I'll start a new thread with all the details and photos/maps. I'll run a poll in the new thread for us to decide as a group which trip we want to do.
05-21-2013 08:31 PM
Justin04Lj Harder trail? :-)
05-21-2013 08:09 PM
bmlbrewer So I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering, but I'll be the one to ask... When's the next one?
05-21-2013 12:02 PM
Gellato and more...
05-21-2013 12:00 PM
Gellato Some pictures:
05-21-2013 07:57 AM
Oberst Hajj It an iPhone app, MotionX GPS. The features are pretty cool, but it has a few drawbacks depending on how you want to use it. It's limited on the types of maps you can download and store in your phone (no Google maps), if you have not downloaded one of their maps and you lose cell signal, you get no map data, there is no easy way to share your "track" (as they call them) with people that do not also have the app. You can email it to people directly from the app, but they don't get all the cool charts and the map is only good for 6 months and then it is removed. There is also a Facebook share function, but it does not post anything to your actual FB wall, it put it on the apps special FB page and sends a link to all your FB friends.

I was really hoping it could post all the charts and info right to a FB wall so that I could start a FB page for all the trips we do as a group and just publish them there. Oh well, with a little Photoshop work it can be done.
05-21-2013 01:21 AM
bmlbrewer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
I also did a GPS Track record of our trip. I paused the time when we stopped and got out of the Jeeps (expect at the very end, I forgot then ) So, the time show (minus about 30 mins at the end) is just for the driving portion.

On this one, I did not Photoshop all the images together to show the entire trip's speeds. I can if anyone is interested.

That last image is pretty neat if you open it up to see the full size. It shows our elevation changes through out the trip averaged every 3 minutes.
Is that from a GPS device, or from your phone?
05-20-2013 07:37 PM
Oberst Hajj I also did a GPS Track record of our trip. I paused the time when we stopped and got out of the Jeeps (expect at the very end, I forgot then ) So, the time show (minus about 30 mins at the end) is just for the driving portion.





On this one, I did not Photoshop all the images together to show the entire trip's speeds. I can if anyone is interested.






That last image is pretty neat if you open it up to see the full size. It shows our elevation changes through out the trip averaged every 3 minutes.
05-20-2013 06:18 PM
Oberst Hajj And some more...























05-20-2013 06:17 PM
Oberst Hajj Lots of pics...





























05-20-2013 02:27 PM
Jeep65 Sorry, couldn't resist
This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:44 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC